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Thread: Rip --- How do you get rid of those threads left behind!

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    Super Member ladyshuffler's Avatar
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    Not sure if many of you have seen this topic before, but I will repeat for the new people to this site.

    After I have had to use my seam ripper for what ever reason :) I take and lay my fabric flat then I use my emery board to remove the little pieces of thread left in the fabric! How cleaver is that........

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    Yup! And how about a lint roller?

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    Masking tape works well, too. Especially when they're teeny tiny thread pieces.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    I use the adhesive lint rollers for picking up threads. Works well for picking up threads & pins in carpet as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyshuffler
    Not sure if many of you have seen this topic before, but I will repeat for the new people to this site.

    After I have had to use my seam ripper for what ever reason :) I take and lay my fabric flat then I use my emery board to remove the little pieces of thread left in the fabric! How cleaver is that........

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    I have never tried my emery board. Great idea. Thanks for the wonderful tip.

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    neato -- thanks for that tip.

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    I have been keeping masking tape and a lint roller close by, and a soft finger nail file too... I will now add an emory board to that little basket :D:D:D

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    tweezers

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    Scotch tape works too.

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    If you have the Fons and Porter's seam ripper, the handle whatever it's made from, is perfect for removing the threads. It pulls them right out. A pencil eraser works good too.

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